Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are mocking their Arsenal counterparts following the latest piece of gossip they’ve overheard.
Respected journalist Duncan Castles, a man who has a strong reputation as being correct with Manchester United news, claims that Monaco ace Thomas Lemar would prefer a move to Old Trafford rather than moving to Arsenal.
Lemar has been Arsenal’s prime-target throughout the summer but Arsene Wenger conceded defeat yesterday, stating that Monaco’s wealth of sales this summer have led to a rise in Lemar’s price-tag and an increasing reluctance from the French side to sell.
Manchester United might find similar issues in the transfer market if they’re to make a move, but they’re financial stronger than the Gunners and could easily match Monaco’s demands if they see fit. However, it remains to be seen whether their interest is as genuine as Arsenal’s has been over recent months.
Either way though, it’s a huge blow for the Gunners and raises the pressure on Arsene Wenger heading into the final week of the transfer window.
Arsene Wenger is back under the spotlight again and the fall-out from a failed move for Thomas Lemar could be extremely detrimental to the Gunners campaign; which means news that the French international prefers Manchester United will hit even harder.
Arsenal are under pressure to spend this week, whereas Manchester United are not, but you can’t put it past Jose Mourinho making a move solely to ruffle Arsene Wenger’s feathers. If he did that, the damage at Arsenal could be irreparable.
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